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  • Tulane unveiling $1.1M clinic for former pro athletes

    May 22, 2017 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tulane Health System has a new $1.1 million clinic for former pro athletes. A news release says its focus is supporting former athletes' health and safety both on and off the field. Former New Orleans Saint Jabari Greer is among people scheduled to speak at Monday's opening... more »
  • Police: Pharmacy employee in Thibodaux arrested for stealing medicine

    April 17, 2017 5:53 PM

    THIBODAUX – A woman was arrested after police say she stole medicine from the pharmacy she was an employee of in Thibodaux. The Thibodaux Police Department arrested 20-year-old Cammie Michelle Seago for theft of goods and distribution of oxycodone. On Thursday, April 13 around 12:30 p.m. Seago used... more »
  • Former Baker police officer arrested for obtaining fraudulent prescriptions

    April 11, 2017 2:17 PM

    BAKER - A former Baker police officer was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he illegally obtained prescriptions for controlled substances from multiple doctors. According to arrest records, two officers contacted a pharmacy on Plank Road in Dec. 2016 in reference to a customer who was allegedly obtaining controlled dangerous... more »
  • Elderly man threatens wife with shotgun after refusing to take medication

    February 4, 2017 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested an elderly man Saturday morning after he threatened to shoot his wife with a shotgun during a domestic dispute. An officer arrived at a home on Azrock Ave. after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance involving a weapon. Upon arrival, the officer spoke... more »
  • Three Louisiana men indicted for scheme to sell stolen HIV meds

    October 6, 2016 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Federal prosecutors say four people, including three Louisiana residents, were indicted for conspiracy to sell stolen HIV medicine. According to United States Attorney Walt Green, 35-year-old Alvin Watts,III, 35-year-old Troy Taylor, 37-year-old Broderick "Chris" Landry and 38-year-old Francis Asiedu Debrah were indicted with conspiracy to possess,... more »
  • Federal help for uninsured residents needing prescriptions

    August 24, 2016 1:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Federal health officials announced Wednesday that the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program has been activated for the areas affected by last week’s historic flooding. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the program pays for prescription medications for anyone without health insurance who was... more »
  • Conversation about racial divide in Baton Rouge continues tonight Play Video

    February 17, 2016 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A discussion about plans to develop a medical corridor along Perkins Road near Bluebonnet ballooned into a discussion about race and inequality Wednesday afternoon. The zoning commission of the metro council was set to talk about the proposal when an emotional - and often loud -... more »
  • Stroke survivor travel tips Play Video

    July 16, 2015 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Summer is wrapping up and families are rushing to squeeze in their vacations before the kids head back to school. However, if you or someone in your family is a stroke survivor, there are a few things you should know before you hit the road. It takes... more »
  • Maker of kids' Tylenol pleads guilty over metal particles

    March 10, 2015 1:47 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge that it sold infants' and children's liquid medications that contained metal particles. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, acknowledged producing adulterated bottles of Infants' and Children's Tylenol and Children's Motrin. The company agreed... more »
  • Away from downtown, BR's future could be medicine

    September 24, 2014 11:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Designers planning the future of the city envision connecting medical facilities on Perkins, Essen and Bluebonnet together to form a medical corridor. Plans were discussed with members of the community Wednesday evening. People in attendance supported the idea but worried about an increase in traffic. Planners... more »
  • Flu fight continues in Louisiana Play Video

    January 3, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana is one of 25 states experiencing widespread flu activity as the season nears its peak. Only ten states, including Louisiana, had widespread activity last week. "Typically the flu season peaks in January or February, so we're still early on, and we're seeing a significant increase... more »
  • LSU to vote on practice organization

    July 25, 2013 10:22 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A nonprofit corporation will represent LSU School of Medicine doctors who see patients at former LSU public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. LSU System supervisors Friday will vote on creating a faculty practice organization for LSU Health Shreveport. Sally Croom, an LSU Health Shreveport spokeswoman, says the proposal... more »
  • Lou Gehrig's disease clinic at LSU in New Orleans

    June 17, 2013 10:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Muscular Dystrophy Association has designated the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine as Louisiana's first specialized MDA clinic for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The association operates 200 medical clinics across the county. LSU's is the 44th specifically... more »
  • Tele-medicine service to increase for La. prisons Play Video

    May 8, 2013 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Corrections plans to increase over the Internet diagnosis and treatment by nearly 600 percent. Corrections is rushing to sign a state contract to provide 17,000 annual tele-med check-ups to thousands of inmates. Deputy Secretary Thomas Bickham said the department was caught... more »
  • Lawmaker: Ala. child held in bunker got medicine

    January 30, 2013 2:30 PM

    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - An Alabama legislator says a 6-year-old boy who is being held hostage has been able to receive medicine and watch TV. State Rep. Steve Clouse said Wednesday he met with authorities and visited the family of the boy. The boy's captor is accused of intercepting a... more »

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